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I have a Windows 2003 cloud server and I did like to checkout the current usage of cpu and memory of 2 applications I have currently running but I am not sure of what would be the right tools to check these out on a VPS server.

What tools should I consider using to verify CPU usage at the current moment, not statistic?

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You could monitor the Processor object in prefmon. You can get really good info from that.

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+1 I will check that out thanks. – Prix Aug 6 '11 at 4:30

You can uh, hit CTRL+SHIFT+ESC and go to "processes" then sort by cpu usage.

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that is what I currently do hence why I am looking for a more specific way to get data from current running application that is more reliable than that. – Prix Aug 6 '11 at 4:30

There are programs that monitor Apache specifically and generate graphs and stuff. Some are free, others paid-for. Here's a free one: they charge for the premium one. This program really only is a glorified "server-status" page. Feel free to try though, or google for more...,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=e03806ca3058f972&biw=1366&bih=651

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